Morecambe Bay Views
Discover our top viewpoints for the best birds’ eye views across the bay!
West Shore Beach, Walney Island
- West Shore Beach offers amazing views out to the dramatic Irish Sea. This 11-mile long island at the tip of the Furness peninsula is linked to the town of Barrow-in-Furness by the Jubilee bridge. Walney Island offers a number of beautiful sandy beaches as well as marine nature reserves which are home to many diverse species of birds and marine plants – you can also spot seals if you are lucky!
Birkrigg Common, near Ulverston
- From the common you have stunning views of Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Hills. Surrounded by bracken and ferns, the Bronze Age stone circle (known as the Druid’s Circle) lies on the south-east side of the common. The two concentric stone rings are thought to date between 1700 and 1400 BC.
Humphrey Head, near Grange
- This location is rich in wildlife and especially renowned for the vast flocks of birds which live and feed here. It is also geographically interesting because of its rugged limestone outcrops. Local folklore says that in 1390 Humphrey Head was the location of the killing of the last wolf in England. After attacking a child in Cark, it was chased and killed by villagers.
Hampsfell, near Cartmel
- The short hike from Cartmel or Grange is well worth it for the panoramic views across the Bay and the Lakeland Fells. You will follow in the footsteps of the monks who trod this path, as this route follows part of the old Cistercian Way.
- Warton Crag is the highest point in Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty topped with the remains of an Iron Age fort and exhilarating views. Its dramatic limestone cliffs are home to butterflies, moths and wildflowers, and you will experience some truly breathtaking scenery.
Jack Scout Giant’s Seat, near Silverdale
- Sit on the ‘Giant’s’ limestone seat and survey the bay spread out below you – the perfect place to watch the tidal bore or to catch a spectacular sunset.
The Promenade, Morecambe
- The Prom itself is home to the TERN project – a series of artworks reflecting the wildlife and scenery beyond. But it is equally loved for its dramatic and ever-changing views of the tides, and its stunning views of the Lakeland Fells which can be perfectly seen on clear days.
Rossall Point Observatory
- This tower was built as part of the wider “Sea Change” project by Wyre City Council. This unusual building reflects the environment in whcih it stands, offering protection from the elements and views to the Irish Sea, Isle of Man and across the Bay’s extensive sands to Walney.
Helsington Church, near Sizergh
- This route offers dramatic views over the Lyth Valley to Whitbarrow and across to Sandside and beyond. You’ll explore the Sizergh Estate, taking in farmland, ancient woodland, wood pasture, orchards and wetlands. Make sure to wear stout shoes!
St Patrick’s Church, Heysham
- An atmospheric place with a long history of spiritual significance and settlement, with great views from the headland. The ruins of this 8th century chapel can still be seen, along with the rock-cut graves overlooking the shore.